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ERIC Number: ED395201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Authentic Task Development Records Selected from Those Submitted by Participants at the Integrated and Applied Curricula Conferences (February 2-3 and 15-16, 1994).
Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
This document contains 88 authentic task development records that were selected from those developed by teams of secondary and postsecondary teachers at a conference to familiarize educators with Wisconsin's new performance-based assessment system. Presented first is an annotated list of the 17 Wisconsin Learner Outcomes that served as the foundation for Wisconsin's performance-based assessment system and for the task records presented. The remainder of the document is devoted to the task records, of which 34 were developed by discipline-specific teams and 54 were developed by interdisciplinary teams. Each record has the following components: learner outcome addressed, primary enablers, task, evaluation, desirable task characteristics, estimated time required, and name of preparer. Among the objectives of the tasks described in the task records are the following: revise products/performances/systems/ideas in response to relevant information; make informed decisions by examining alternatives and anticipating consequences of actions; achieve desired results by interpreting and executing instructions/plans/models/diagrams; recognize/devise systems and describe their interdependence; create high quality products/processes/performances to meet needs; respond to the aesthetic, intellectual, and emotional aspects of an event/performance/product; transfer learning to another context; recognize/define/solve problems; recognize/communicate strategies for accomplishing objectives; work in groups to accomplish a goal; develop/test a hypothesis; and identify/pursue compelling personal interests/goals; and recognize the influence of diverse cultural perspectives on human thought/behavior. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Data Analysis, Decision Making, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Performance Based Assessment, Problem Solving, Records (Forms), Statewide Planning, Teacher Workshops, Teamwork, Thinking Skills, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, Madison. Wisconsin Technical Coll. System.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.